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TUIDA Fortress

TUIDA Fortress is the most significant archaeological monument on the outskirts of Sliven, which dates back to the era of late antique period. Located in the place Hisarlaka, immediately above borough Novo selo.

The ancient settlement Tuida has centuries of history / from VI millennium BC. to XIII century A.D. /, it was inhabited by Thracian tribes, ancient Romans and medieval Bulgarians. From the place of the fortress offer views of the magnificent "Sini kamyni" and the town...

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Phone: 0895 467 289, E-mail: tuidacastle@gmail.com

Website: www.tuidacastle.sliven.bg



Marinino gradishte




Fortress of VI - VII century, shrouded in mystery today, almost disappeared from the surface. Located on the highest peak on the watershed of Novoselska and Selishka rivers - Gagovets over of Todorovo holy spring. Two paths lead to it. One - from the Selishteto locality, located 2 -2.5 km north of Sliven Dolapite and the other - on the ridge of Mount Gagovets to the localities Karchanite, Bostanlaka and Mount Kutelka and to the Mochurite locality.

Although small in size 2-3 decares fortress controlled both gorges from the east and west. Its strategic location - overlooking the massive Sinite kamyni, Bakadzhikaand areal Hisarlaka has given opportunity to Roman senate to learn quickly about the riots of the local tribes, by using signaling system - lighting of bonfires. .






Marichino gradishte

Northeast of the locality Hisarlaka over Ayvali Dere (Dyuleva River) and Maara Dere along the stream of Ravna River, high in the Sinite Kamyni is located fortress "Marichino gradishte." According Carell and Hermenegild Shkorpil, Roman military garrison was returning home in the fortress Tuida and the local population in the settlement with an area 25,000 square meters.

The fortress wall to surround the southern, western and northern part of the site, east is inaccessible. Fenced area has the shape of a rectangle doubled, located in beautiful nature. The wall starts from the rocks on the western edge over the river continues to the east and from there along the colorful glade in the north up to the cliffs above the Ravna River, under the waterfall and the domed cave Futula.

Unmatched beauty is here, especially in spring. Water from the waterfall echoes and foaming. Green and pink shades glimmering of the cave and around the river and fortress are overhanging boughs hornbeam and oak trees, lilac flowers.

At the southeast end of Marichino gradishte were built rooms and towers. Of these, overlooking the areal Hisarlaka, the Sliven plain. Monastery hills, Barmuka. There were found water pipes in which of water abstracted goes from the river was discharged into the fortress, fragments of medieval pottery speak of the material and spiritual culture of its inhabitants.

Today there are traces of walls in several places in the route of rope line, near the Ring - rock phenomenon, a symbol of Sliven...





Ruins of the St. Spas monastery




Located 6-7 km north of Sliven, in the area of Selishteto on the upper reaches of the Manastirska river. One of the 24 monasteries on Sliven`s small Mount Athos. There is a tradition here that on May 21 was done festival and the monastery was dedicated to St. Constantine and Elena.

Represented a small fortress surrounded by a high stone wall over an area of about 1.5 decares. Of interest is the monastery church which has a nave with a narthex 13.5 meters long 5.5 meters wide with a large fivewall outside abside and two small - threewall. Near to northern and eastern fence walls are monks' cells which had a fireplace or furnace and a rectangular niche for prayer. One of them is an indented with double lines cross, including the letters IC - XC, NI - KA (Jesus Christ wins).

Among the finds prevalent pots and bowls decorated with "sgraphito", coins, bronze clasps for books and other. All of them warranting the construction of the monastery refer to the end of XIII and early XIV century.


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